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- What is a keloid?
- What is the cause of keloids?
- What are keloid risk factors?
- In which area of the body are keloids most likely to appear?
- What is the difference between a keloid and a hypertrophic scar?
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- Is keloid removal necessary?
- What are keloid symptoms and signs?
- What types of doctors diagnose and treat keloids?
- Are there home remedies for keloids?
- What are the treatments for keloids?
- Is keloid prevention possible?
- What is the prognosis for keloids?
Is keloid removal necessary?
The decision about when to treat a keloid depends on the symptoms associated with its development and its anatomical location. A chronically itchy and irritated keloid can be quite distracting. Keloids in cosmetically sensitive areas that cause disfigurement or embarrassment are obvious candidates for treatment. It is unclear whether early treatment is important. What is clear is that larger keloids are more difficult to treat.
What are keloid symptoms and signs?
Keloids are raised and look shiny and dome-shaped, ranging in color from pink to red. Some keloids become quite large and unsightly. Aside from causing potential cosmetic problems, these exuberant scars tend to be itchy, tender, or even painful to the touch.
What types of doctors diagnose and treat keloids?
Dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and certain family physicians generally diagnose and treat keloids with occasional help from therapeutic radiologists.
Are there home remedies for keloids?
There are no effective home remedies for keloids.